Sarah is a public relations Swiss Army Knife supporting “Team Chikin” on Chick-fil-A’s CSR and Packaging initiatives. She believes that brands have incredible potential to make positive change in the world and is honored to help Chick-fil-A make a meaningful contribution to its communities.
Prior to joining us, Sarah cut her teeth at Porter Novelli where she honed a plethora of PR skills from media and influencer relations to event planning, executive thought leadership and more. She had the privilege of supporting a variety of clients like Panasonic Consumer Electronics, Chico’s FAS, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Recording Academy, MusiCares and Street Grace. It was while working on the #StopTraffick campaign—a campaign designed to raise awareness about child sex trafficking in Georgia—for Atlanta-based nonprofit, Street Grace, that she discovered her passion for purpose-led work. She credits this as a turning point in her career and as the most meaningful work she has done to date.
Before starting her career, Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. It was in college where Sarah first heard of Jackson Spalding’s notable reputation, even though it would be a few years before she found her way to our doors. While at UGA Sarah was an active member of UGA Miracle and PRSSA serving as Fundraising Committee Lead. Sarah was also a Dance minor, which gave her the opportunity to experience her life-long love and passion for dance. During college, she put this passion to use by serving as her sorority’s Dance Captain for the annual Greek Grind dance competition. While Sarah doesn’t hit the studio as often as she would like these days, she is always looking for ways to incorporate dance into her everyday life.
Outside of dance, Sarah has many passions and hobbies such as traveling, hiking and reading. A self-proclaimed bookworm, Sarah is part of a book club and has a co-owned “bookstagram,” @capREADcorns, with a friend and fellow Capricorn. Hailing from Statesboro, Sarah has migrated to Atlanta and now lovingly calls it home.
As a pediatric transplant recipient, Sarah is a strong supporter of organ, eye and tissue donation and is passionate about supporting nonprofits like Donate Life and UNOS. This experience has shaped Sarah’s outlook on life since before she can remember. She knows that you’re never guaranteed tomorrow, and therefore approaches life with a “yes” attitude, keeping in mind the quote from Lord Byron, “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”